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Benin City ‘Faithless’ (Audio Doughnuts)Video + Zed Bias remix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2013 by dk

Benin_City_Faithless_ArtworkFollowing huge acclaim for their recent free single ‘My Love’ earlier this year, Benin City are set to set to release their debut albumFires in the Park in 2013, preceded by immersive singleFaithless: a dark carnivalesque ride produced by Marc Pell (Micachu and the Shapes) and a stunning video directed by Clouded Vision, who worked on Benin City’s first video ‘Baby’.

Faithless is a kwaito-baiting jaunt, combining Benin City’s energetic tendencies with their knack for dark, surreal narrative .Festival-tinged drum patterns, traditional horn stabs and catchy synth melodies act as a counterpoint to the macabre tale of a protagonist’s decent into into insanity. ‘A man and his madness go toe to toe/he’s on the losing side of the battle and I swear he knows.’  Faithless is a rousing, demented and lively specimen from one of 2013’s most unpredictable bands.

Named after the Nigerian capital, Benin City is a fused genre band fronted by Joshua Idehen (vocals), who has previously collaborated with Hyperdub’s LVTheo Buckingham (drums) and Tom Leaper (tenor saxophone/synths/samples).

Benin City – Faithless (Zed Bias remix)



Watch & download Four Tet’s exclusive 2 hour set

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2013 by dk

justjam_86_v1B four tetJust Jam is a weekly live stream (wednesdays 6.30-9pm) , featuring the best in underground music. Click here to watch previous Just Jam shows, from an archive of over 300 sets, previous guests have included-   Loefah, sticky, D Double E, Oneman, DJ Rashad, Girl Unit, Bok Bok, Tempa T, Traxman, LV ,Om Unit, & Toddla T.
The show remains the first independent, multi-camera-live-green-screen stream, anywhere in the world and features unique beat-generated visuals provided by Fergadelic, Ben Drury and many more.

Download HERE

Download: LV – XLR8R Podcast 232

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on February 1, 2012 by dk

Download: LV – XLR8R Podcast 232
01 Raffertie “Brevity” (Ninja Tune)
02 Trestle “You Can’t Get”
03 TreeFNGR “Fine Fright”
04 Gulls “Miami Coom” (Boomarm Nation)
05 Joakim & Bambounou “Wizard Battle” (Sound Pellegrino)
06 Beneath “PVO”
07 Fenbred “Back Home”
08 DJ Clock “Chynaman” (Soul Candi)
09 Mogringo “Heavyweight” (Shelter)
10 Jook 10 “Get Low” (Soulserious)
11 LV & Mumdance “Broadcast”
12 Professor “Imoto (feat. Character)” (Kalawa Jazmee)
13 Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka “Creeper” (50 Weapons)
14 Scratcha DVA “Polyphonic Dreams” (Hyperdub)
15 DJ Mphulo Presents Angelp Agnelli “Off the Wall (Tshwara Lebota)” (Shelter)
16 Basement Jaxx “Untitled”
17 Portico Quartet “City of Glass (LV Remix)” (Real World)
18 LR Groove “Device”
19 Mock the Zuma “Black Puddle” (Full Fridge)
20 LV & Joshua Idehen “Primary Colours” (Keysound)
21 CHLLNGR “Well Good” (Time No Place)
22 Seb Rochford with Ranjana Ghatak and Gina Loring “Love Is a Sacred Path (LV Remix)” (Days & Nights at the Takeaway)
23 Nico Lindsay “Haunted”
24 Pixelord “Drinky” (Hit and Hope)
25 Visionist “Sodium” (Liminal)
26 Lamin Fofana “Brokedown City” (Sticks ‘N Stones)
27 Crakk Nicholson “Whenever You’re Here (LDFD Remix)”
28 Mz Bratt “Tear It All Down (LV Remix)” (Atlantic)
29 Africa Hitech “Out in the Streets” (Warp)
30 EQ Why “Back 2 This Track” (Moveltraxx)
31 DJ Earl “Troniklife” (Electropix)
32 Mushroom Buttons “Ice Climbirr”
33 Zomby “Riding with Death” (4AD)
34 Jon Phonics x Pete Cannon “Romes (Pedestrian Remix)” (PRISM)
35 Becoming Real “Like Me (Rashad Remix)” (Moshi Moshi)
36 Stereotyp “Juke My Name”
37 Danny Breaks “Droppin’ Science Vol. 1 (Phillip D Kick’s Jungle Edit)”
38 Rockwell x Untold “Rekohu Sunrise” (Critical)
39 Bad Company “Night Train” (BC)
40 LV & Mumdance “Steak Night”
41 LV & Dandelion “CCTV (Epoch’s Ten Tonne Dub)”

LV ‘Routes’ (Keysound)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2011 by dk

LV ‘Routes’ (Keysound)
R.D. 23.05.11

Keysound present ‘Routes’, the debut album from London production trio LV. ‘Routes’ was written and recorded in intensive bursts over a 12 month period, and heavily features London vocalist Joshua Idehen, who first collaborated with LV on their 2010 Keysound 12” ‘38 EP’. The album picks up some of the themes set out in the EP – Idehen’s lyrics explore the euphoria and accompanying alienation in his relationship with the city via multiple fragmented journeys. Whereas on the ‘38 EP’ Idehen’s vocals were a focus throughout, here they are often twisted, processed and bent out of shape, assimilated or swallowed up by the sound. At other points Idehen’s performance takes centre stage as a conspiratorial witness, a ghostly accomplice, or a disarmingly frank guide through the metropolis. The music itself reflects the schizoid, unpredictable nature of these journeys, incorporating everything from restless pirate-radio rhythms to intimate twilight melancholia. ‘Routes’ is a remarkable album, characterised by freshness, wit, coherence, a sense of humour and intriguing narratives, both actual implied. LV is Will Horrocks, Simon Williams and Gerv Gordon, who have been making music together since meeting at university about 10 years ago. Between them they play a variety of instruments; they like dusty old synths and kept in perfect only-just-working-order. LV is, at the moment, a studio project not a traditional band but ‘live’ playing is still key to the sound – as is serendipity. Their first release as LV was the ‘Globetrotting’ / ‘Takeover’ 12” on Hyperdub in 2007. Although it was not something they were previously involved in, it positioned LV in the ‘dubstep’ scene – although they admit they don’t see their music as belonging to any one genre. Since then they have released three further 12”s on Hyperdub, including last-year’s kwaito-funky dancefloor phenomenon ‘Boomslang’, and have also recorded for other influential labels including Hemlock, 2nd Drop, Ramp/Brainmath, and Soul Jazz.

01. I Know
02. Tough
03. Northern Line
04. Lean Back
05. Never Tired
06. Talk Talk
07. Melt
08. Primary Colours
09. Deleted Scenes
10. Past Tense
11. Murkish Delights
12. Last Night

Download:Girl Unit (Night Slugs) -Numbers Podcast 37

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2010 by dk

New podcast time and this one comes from the mighty Girl Unit, the man behind IRL and Wut.

It features some unreleased Nightslugs tracks, classics from DJ Assault and Der Zyklus, fresh heat from Boddika, LV, Lando Kal and more.

Download: Girl Unit (Night Slugs) -Numbers Podcast
1. Lone – Once In A While (Werk)
2. Space Dimension Controller – SH-8040 (Acroplane)
3. LV & Okmalumkoolkat – Zharp (Hyperdub)
4. The Living Islands – Empire (Sam Tiba Remix) (Forthcoming Abracada)
5. Der Zyklus – Elektronishes Zeitechno (Gigolo)
6. Boddika – Boddika’s House (Naked Lunch)
7. Gant-Man – Atraxion (Melo Mix) (Unreleased)
8. Egyptrixx – Liberation Front (Forthcoming Night Slugs)
9. Lando Kal – Moist (Forthcoming Lo Fi Fnk)
10. Taylor – CMB (Girl Unit remix) (Forthcoming Super)
11. Jam City – Magic Drops (Forthcoming Night Slugs)
12. Salva – 40 Karats (Instrumental) (Unreleased)
13. Taz – Gold Tooth Grin (Forthcoming Numbers)
14. Ludacris – Slap (Instrumental) (Disturbing Tha Peace)
15. Ciara – Deuces Freestyle (Dubbel Dutch remix) (Unreleased)
16. Mista Men – Stutter (Unreleased)
17. DJ Rashad – Pop Them Thangs (Juke Trax)
18. DJ Assault – Tyrone (Jefferson Ave.)

Catch Girl Unit with Joker and James Blake at Numbers this Friday, November 5th. Advance E-Tickets are available from and doors open at 11pm.

Download:FACT Mix 196 – LV

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2010 by dk

This Monday’s FACT mix comes from LV, the quiet men of the Hyperdub stable.

Download HERE at soundcloud or Direct

Soul Jazz – Riddim Box: Excursions In The UK Funky Underground on November 8th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2010 by dk

Esteemed London imprint Soul Jazz Records have announced details for Riddim Box: Excursions In The UK Funky Underground, a two-disc compilation due out in November.

Many of Soul Jazz’s compilations aim to survey a local scene or musical movement, and they’ve always had a soft spot for bass music from the UK; their Box of Dub series helped chart dubstep’s ascent from 2007 on, and just last month they released Future Bass, a collection of genre-bending tunes by artists like Four Tet and Ramadanman. With Riddim Box, they turn their lens on what The Guardian has called “probably the most exciting development in UK music since garage became grime.” The compilation gives the broad strokes of funky’s history so far, showcasing anthems by genre innovators like Altered Natives, NB Funky and MJ Cole. A few cross-over tracks are included as well, such as Kode9’s “Black Sun” and Radio Slave’s remix of “Blaze n’ Cook” by Stereotyp and Al Haca.

01. Altered Natives – Rass Out
02. MJ Cole – Volcano Riddim
03. NB Funky – Riddim Box
04. Tubby T – Ready She Ready (Seiji Remix)
05. Sunship feat. Warrior Queen – Almighty Father (Solid Groove Underground Souljah Mix)
06. Zumen Feat. Leafnuts and Aaron Phiri – Rolexx
07. Hard House Banton – Sirens
08. Ghosts On Tape – Predator Mode (Roska Remix)
09. Donae’o – African Warrior (Instrumental)

01. Stereotyp Meets Al Haca – Blaze N’ Cook (Radio Slave remix)
02. Kode9 – Black Sun
03. Lil Silva – Pulse vs. Flex
04. LV Feat. Rubi Dan and Errol Bellot – Crossfire
05. Omar and Zed Bias – Dancing (Instrumental)
06. D-Malice – Gabryelle (Refix)
07. Grievous Angel – Move Down Low (Dubplate Mix)
08. DVA – Natty
09. Shystie – Pull It (Ill Blu Remix Instrumental)
10. Crazy Cousinz – Attract

Soul Jazz will release Riddim Box: Excursions In The UK Funky Underground on November 8th, 2010.

(RA report)